Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism and Pearls Before Swine

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Several years ago, I ran a review of "Microworlds" by Stanislaw Lem in which he defended Literary Criticism. This was a new idea to me, and I later ran a few other articles on the subject, generally with me taking the "Literary Criticism is keen" POV, and pretty much everyone else saying that literary criticism is evil, wicked, nasty, and altogether bad for your skin.

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BEELINE TO THE FUTURE: McLuhan's Centennial

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2011 is the centennial of Marshall McLuhan’s birth. McLuhan was the first media critic in academia, a remarkable fact because today’s academia is rife with fashionable media criticism, with entire university departments studying TV, movies, and communications. When McLuhan first started writing about television and communication networks, English professors did not study popular culture, they wrote about Shakespeare and other canonized writers.

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An Arogantly Lowbrow SF Fan Advocates The Need For Literary Criticism.

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First of all, I’d like to thank Burt Cottage for his essay. Secondly I’d like to admit that this started out as a posting in the comments section which quickly grew to ludicrous size as I’m eloquent and loquacious.

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